Buzzwole, Chaotic Swell from ‘Alter Genesis!’

Buzzwole and Chaotic Swell have just been revealed from SM12 Alter Genesis! The set will release in Japan on September 5th, and will then become part of our Cosmic Eclipse set in November. Thanks goes to Arantxa T. for translations!

Buzzwole – Grass – HP130
Basic Pokemon (Ultra Beast)

Ability: Beast Burst
This Pokemon’s attacks do 20 more damage to your opponent’s Active Pokemon for each Prize card you have taken (before applying Weakness and Resistance).

[G][C] Touchdown: 60 damage. Heal 30 damage from this Pokemon.

Weakness: Fire (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 2


Chaotic Swell – Trainer
Stadium

When either player plays a new Stadium card from their hand to discard this Stadium card, discard the new Stadium card as well. (Ignore all effects from the new Stadium card.)

This card stays in play when you play it. Discard this card if another Stadium card comes into play. If another card with the same name is in play, you can’t play this card.

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  1. The Fish Smells very fishy
    The Fish

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    Mosquito of Steel - coming to a cinema near you in Fall 2019
     
  2. xTITAN Training Aspirer
    xTITAN

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    Chaotic Swell seems solid for decks that don't need stadiums. Unfortunately, all the tier 1 decks do need them right now.
     
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  3. Kenatta_tcg Aspiring Trainer
    Kenatta_tcg

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    I could see Chaotic Swell working well with Pikarom as Lysandre Labs isn't that crucial to the deck. Only issue is you would have to be very careful about placing it down if you haven't used Thunder Mountain. Other than that it could make for a great counter stadium, which is essentially what Labs is in the deck. Yeah Labs gives you an edge on Shedinja (which isn't really played as much right now) and helps with Malamar, but I could easily see Chaotic Swell helping the Malamar match anyway if they can't get their Viridian Forest in play to get energy in the discard. Would also prevent you from getting hit with Power Plant/Wondrous Labyrinth/Black Market, which all hurt more.
     
  4. Raver_Raven Aspiring Trainer
    Raver_Raven

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    This new stadium looks great for preempting Power Plant ... and Shrine of Punishment ... and the PS stadia.
     
  5. Nyora Ticked Off ^^
    Nyora

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    Mew3 decks that don't need a stadium somehow will love Chaotic Swell.
     
  6. Grass-Type Farm Owner Aspiring Trainer
    Grass-Type Farm Owner

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    Buzzwole's ability name looks like it has the same Japanese name as Beast Boost from the video games. Maybe we'll see a Stakataka that reduces damage for each prize taken or a Pheromosa that reduces attack/retreat cost to represent Defense or Speed.
     
  7. DarkMatterGaming "Wait, he's not dead?"
    DarkMatterGaming

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    Buzzwole is interesting. Shame that Aether Paradise rotated out.
     
  8. The Rhyperior I am still Mr. Rhyperior
    The Rhyperior

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    • Buzzwole - if the opponent reaches 3 prizes left, and it has a Beastite attached, this does 120-170 for 2 energy. Too bad it won't be a deck on its own and being thrown as a tech card. Welder is also a major problem. 3-4 Geodudes
    • Chaotic Swell - Good on the existing #StadiumWars 3-4 Geodudes
     
  9. KK-Swizzle Aspiring Trainer
    KK-Swizzle

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    More lazy art on the tag team supporters, lol. Card is good though, Olympia saw some play and mallow/Lana is loads better
     
  10. CynderDarkov Aspiring Trainer
    CynderDarkov

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    Wow this new stadium counters prism star stadiums as well, which is probably one of the coolest things about it. Problem is of you do use a crucial stadium like prism star stadiums, it looks like this would affect it still even if it's your own. So maybe not a good idea in Pikarom
     
  11. Lord Goomy Got Goomies?
    Lord Goomy

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    Ken Sugimori, listen, we really appreciate you, pal, but you gotta stop illustrating these cards.
     
  12. ShaQuL That's what I do, I clown on you.
    ShaQuL

    Member

    I hope this is a joke, right?
    Sugimori is the artist of all default Pokemon and trainers. Whoever "designed" these cards just took Sugimori's stock art and plopped it on a random background. Don't blame Sugimori for the TCG misusing his art so abhorrently.
     
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  13. Lord Goomy Got Goomies?
    Lord Goomy

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    I know.
     
  14. Lord Goomy Got Goomies?
    Lord Goomy

    Member

    Alright, let’s do this once last time.
    My name is Miles Mo—

    So, TPCI, love ya fam, but you gotta stop throwing Sugimori in like it’s sugar in a cake recipe.
     
  15. Blob55 Aspiring Trainer
    Blob55

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    It's not that his artwork sucks, it's that the TCG keeps on using his "stock" artwork. I remember back when Gym Heroes and Gym Challenge were around and all of the Sugimori artwork there were original to those sets.
     
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  16. AshCo Payne-ful
    AshCo

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    Those were great, I always really liked the Gym sets because of the unique Ken art they had, didn't a few Rocket cards have that too? More recently we had the N and Lysandre full arts in BW and XY he did that were some of my favorites.
     
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  17. Yaginku Aspiring Trainer
    Yaginku

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    Almost every "regular" Supporter card uses Sugimori art and that's nothing new. However, TCG tends to reuse the same stock art for multiple card, for instance Volkner talking a sit at two different places on two different cards.
    However, these Tag Teams are extremely lazy, since it's meant to be a special type of card. It looks jarring to just have two generic trainer images stuck on a generic background.
     
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  18. SquirtleRules Aspiring Trainer
    SquirtleRules

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    This Buzzwole has mileage. He's a late game single prize attacker that packs a wallop. With one prize left, or beast energy and two prizes, he can hit 160/170, which is Dedenne range. His only downside is the two energy attachment, but that's not too bad considering one has all game to set the Bug up. Not worried about the fire weakness - he's a single prize attacker who's there for offense and not defense.

    Chaotic Swell - PTCG spends a year and the past 4 sets building up great stadiums and adding a dimension to the game in stadium wars. This card is the wet blanket / buzzkill to that escalation.
     
  19. iGeek256 I only use Electric types
    iGeek256

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    Am I the only one who sees Mallow getting punched in the stomach?
     
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  20. The Fish Smells very fishy
    The Fish

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    Buzzwole's art is also a refrence to One Punch Man, when Saitama punched through the meteor. What's even more ironic is that Saitama's only 'weakness' are mosquitoes. Buzzwole is, in fact, a mosquito. I need this card...